Sport

Sport and physical activity is used to encourage children's leadership, individual initiative, social skills and team building skills.

Gallions Mount provides a range of sports and clubs throughout the year for Keystage 1 and Keystage 2. Children are encouraged to be active and participate in activities inside school at lunchtimes and after school through clubs such as dance, football, table tennis and gymnastics as well as outside school through community club links. The Sports Premium funding has enabled us to extend our provision in this way.

Swimming is also provided for children in years 3, 4 and 5 which is staggered throughout the year to encourage all children to swim more and to help support their development in the sport. We use our local swimming bath and instructors at Thamesmere Leisure Centre. 

Sports fixtures are arranged to encourage children's involvement in team competition. The school currently has a football team made up of two squads as well as a netball team.  These teams are entered into inter-school tournaments, festivals and leagues within the borough. In addition to this, friendly competitions are held on a regular basis with surrounding primary schools. These events introduce children to competition at a higher level where they are competing and testing their skills against talented sportsmen. This also encourages and supports our links with our local community. 

We are always working hard at Gallions Mount to further improve the curriculum we provide the children. We aim to increase the way in which children follow personal learning journeys based on their FUNdamental skills  in agility, balance and coordination (also known as ABC). This approach to the curriculum will  equip children with the essential abilities to maximize potential and enjoy long-term participation in physical activity and sport.